Information for Students & Supervisor
University of Idaho, Exercise Science and Health Internship
Thank you for your interest in serving as an internship site for Exercise Science and Health students from the University of Idaho. The internship is a capstone experience for our students to gain valuable experiences that allow them to apply their classroom knowledge and skills in a practical setting. In addition, during their 360 hours, students will be challenged to understand more about real-world application, develop communication and leadership skills, and grow as young professionals. From this you can tell that our internship sites and supervisors are key players in our students’ learning and development. We greatly appreciate the service that our sites provide.
We communicate regularly with the student, every two weeks via their logs/reflections. We also keep in regular contact with the site supervisors. To help with this process please indicate on the contract which method of communication works best (e.g., phone or email) for you.
Below, and in the Welcome Packet for Internship
, is further information that you may find useful about our internship class, requirements, and advice on supervision and mentoring. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact us. We look forward to working with you.
Exercise Science and Health Faculty
Basic Internship Information
• The internship is a capstone experience for all Exercise Science and Health Majors
• Students will have completed all major classes and two-three 40 hour practicum experiences before enrolling in internship
• 360 hours are completed in one semester (usually 40 hours/week for 9 weeks).
• There are academic requirements associated with internship. The UI Supervisor/Course Instructor, with input from site supervisors, will grade the student on an A through F scale for 9-credits.
Securing a site-
the student is required to complete an up-to-date resume, contact prospective sites, and secure a site for their internship. All paperwork is the responsibility of the student.
Completing all assignments
– it is the responsibility of the student to complete all assignments and the required 360 hours. It is the student's responsibility to ensure the site supervisor completes and submits the evaluations to the UI Internship coordinator.
Meeting the requirements of your site –
it is expected that once an intern starts at your site that they must meet your employee expectations and rules.